Thien Pham is an Oakland-based cartoonist probably best known for illustrating Gene Luen Yang’s Level Up and his solo graphic novel, Sumo, both published by First Second. He’s also the creator of “I LIke Eating,” an irregularly appearing strip about his life and various food adventures published in the East Bay Express. Our Junior Free Comics editor […]
A few weeks ago we alerted you to this epic Love and Rocket skirt, but it seems that Pin Up Girl Clothing is releasing an entire line of Los Bros. Hernandez clothes. WANT! The Love and Rockets Collection by Pinup Couture has 20 itesm and uses three fabric designs, one based on the “Dance Party” art, one […]
In June 2016, DC Comics kicked off the start of its Rebirth initiative. After a wave of criticism surrounding the way they have treated their characters’ rich histories since 2011’s New 52 relaunch, DC has decided to rebrand. They hope that by restoring their characters’ pasts, they will restore readers’ faith in them as well. […]
This preview of the new Nick Fury #1 by James Robinson and ACO looks outstanding. Credit to Hugo Petrus and colorist Rachelle Rosenberg as well. Throw in variants by the likes of Bill Sienkiewicz and you’ve got nice art defined. The book stars young Nick Fury and it’s more spy action because what else would […]
Comicker Digital is another digital comics collective with some excellent ongoing series, Tyler Ellis’s Chimera., which updates three times a week. Here’s the logline and a preview: The year is 4057, and Earth is long gone. The galaxy is ripped apart by a violent religious crusade, and a crew of thieves finds themselves caught in the middle […]
Marvel has been trying to make the Inhumans the next big thing for years. but it’s been an uphill battle and here are some of the reasons why.
Farce or tragedy? By August we’ll know. But New Yorker’s cartoonist Shannon Wheeler (God is Disappointed in You, Grandpa Won’t Wake Up) is wasting no time with an ode to our President’s greatest medium: the tweet.
Variant covers are an accepted practice in comics publishing and collecting, but is Diamond enforcing its own rules on minimum orders? Retailer Brian Hibbs looks at the plusses and minuses of the world of variants.
A while ago we COMICSBEAT told you that Garth Ennis has a new title coming from Aftershock, Jimmy’s Bastards, but the artist wasn’t listed. Now it’s been revealed that it’s frequent Ennis collaborator Russ Braun (Fables), a great choice for many reasons. The story involves a super spy who spreads his “baby batter” a bit too flagrantly […]
We’ve lost yet another legendary cartoonist, underground pioneers Skip Williamson, 73, whose Snappy Sammy Smoot was the best known of his creations. Patrick Rozenkrantz, the Boswell of the underground movement has the detailed obituary and appreciation:: Williamson’s underground style, steeped in Art Deco flatness and crammed with calculatedly unhip scatology (“Holy cow! Some elephant doody!”), […]